Raglan Road Guinness Dipping Sauce

Raglan Road located in Downtown Disney makes the most wonderful Guinness dipping sauce. When St. Patrick’s Day comes around people are dusting off their recipes for Irish Soda Bread, well I have the perfect dipping sauce for you. Guinness is reduced down along with sugar and makes a wonderful tangy dipping sauce for bread. I would highly recommend dining there if you can, last time I went along with my friend and her husband’s family, this place was on the Disney Dining Plan. We loved everything we tried there; we ate, and ate, and ate.

Raglan Road Guinness Dipping Sauce

Links of Interest
Raglan Road Bread and Butter Bread pudding
History of Guinness Beer
Geekfare – Irish Soda Bread

Raglan Road Guinness Dipping Sauce

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  • Recipe Type: Bread Recipes, Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Dips/Sauces
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 8
Raglan Road Guinness Dipping Sauce

Make the Raglan Road Guinness Dipping Sauce at home, this sauce goes well with Irish Soda Bread


  • 1 3/4 cups Guinness
  • 1 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • Irish Soda Bread
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon milk


In a medium sized pot combine the Guinness and sugar, simmer on low for approximately an hour. This mixture will reduce by at half if not more. The more this reduces the better, as you will end up with a tangy sauce. Do not walk away while this is cooking, it will bubble up while cooking, and you need to stir it from time to time so it does not bubble over the stove. Let the sauce cool to room temperature before serving. When you are ready to serve the sauce place equal amounts of the reduction and olive oil (you do not need to use extra virgin, in fact, don’t, the flavor won’t be right). Dip pieces of bread into the reduction and enjoy.

Irish Soda Bread

This is not the Raglan Road's Irish soda bread, this is an Irish Soda bread that I like to make. I couldn't get past the delicious dipping sauce to even begin to focus on their bread. Next, time though, I will work on their bread.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture using a pastry blender until the butter is well dispersed and the mixture is crumbly. Add buttermilk and stir until just moistened. Knead for 1 minute on a floured surface. Shape into a ball and place into a 1 1/2 quart greased casserole. Use a sharp knife to cut and ‘X’ across the top. Brush with milk and bake for about 45 minutes tenting with foil for the last 15 minutes. Turn loaf onto a wire rack to cool.

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  • ERL33

    For the milk, does it matter what percent you use? I usually only have fat free skim in the house.

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie Manley

      I don’t think this recipe uses milk, but for cooking, I like to use milk with a higher fat content then fat free. Fat is needed for recipe structure sometimes.

  • Surfangel0810

    I had this there and it was amazing, its actually brown sugar that they use. When I asked our waitress she got me the head chef’s business card so I could email him and wrote down what was in it. Amazing! Love that place.. they have the best shepherds pie!!

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  • http://www.TableFare.com Carol Peterman

    I had this a year ago and thought I need to remember this and try making it at home. The other week I was trying to remember what alcoholic beverage it was they used in the dipping sauce and couldn’t for the life of me remember. Guinness, how could I forget? So glad you followed me on Twitter so I found your site. I’ll be making this very soon!

  • http://geekfare.com/ Denise Ertsman

    I’m salivating just reading this. The food at Raglan Road was excellent, and I am going to have to go to Specs tomorrow and pick up some Guinness so I can make some use it with my soda bread. :)

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